Two Years and Three Months in the New York State Lunatic Asylum at Utica; Together with the Outlines of Twenty Years' Peregrinations in Syracuse

Two Years and Three Months in the New York State Lunatic Asylum at Utica; Together with the Outlines of Twenty Years' Peregrinations in Syracuse

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...Gough was a Catholic, but she did not do that deed. I never had spoken to Frances Reed when lwent into the sixth hall, but I knew by her actions that old Em Sayles had told her what disposal to make of my case. The expression of her countenance told me that; butI thou ht I should outwit them, and I did. I discovered that rances had small benevolence and very large destructiveness, and the love of a probation was also very large in her head; so I conclu ed she must be susceptible to flattery, and knowing that flattery would disarm a person, I took to flattering her, and by taking the advantage of her weak points I fared first rate. I did all that I could to make her think that she was a great fancy article, and I wondered that she had no more admirers; I thought the gentlemen were rather deficientin taste, or her superior qualities would be better appreciated. It is a positive fact that I did save my life there by understanding something of human nature. A few weeks before I lefiz there, ' Mrs. Hollis the woman that had charge of the hall that I P'., was on, (the ninth hall, ) told me that the Doctors were beginning to find out that it made a great di'l'f, 'e';r'ei'z_.: e with the patients who and what they had for atteiidaiits but if they had not understood that fact until thatlatb day, they must have been dull scholars or there was a great lack of interest; for I could have told any one that fact'; any time within ten years, myself, and I am no scholariykbut my feelings would tell me that. As sooj; as Isaw.how matters went in the institution, I knew that I'o'should fare hard; but I formed a determination to live through it to tell the story. I was brought up to believe that death was the king of terrors, butshow more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 238.76 x 254 x 190.5mm | 521.63g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236983270
  • 9781236983275